Vicente del Bosque has named his first squad for Spain for Wednesday’s friendly international against Denmark.
The former Real Madrid coach replaced Luis Aragones after Spain’s Euro 2008 victory in June.
With Valencia centre back Carlos Marchena injured and Liverpool full back Alvaro Arbeloa left out, Del Bosque called up Athletic Bilbao duo Fernando Amorebieta, 23, and Andoni Iraola, 26.
Injury to Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas has resulted in a call-up for Sevilla’s 20-year-old winger Diego Capel while up front Real Zaragoza’s Sergio Garcia makes way for Barcelona’s 17-year-old Bojan Krkic.
“In relation to the previous coach we all have certain principles with regards to football that are the same but if we can bring something different of course we are going to do so,” Del Bosque told a news conference.
“Amorebieta had a great season last year, is left-footed, is quick with a good physical presence, while Iraola has a good deal of experience and I would like to see him close up.
“Bojan and Capel come through from the under-21s and along with their talent give us an injection of young blood that is important.”
On the continued omission of Real Madrid striker Raul, Del Bosque said: “He is in the same position as many players in Spain. We didn’t think it right to call him up this time but the door is not closed”.
Goalkeepers: Iker Casillas (Real Madrid), Pepe Reina (Liverpool)
Defenders: Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid), Joan Capdevila (Villarreal), Raul Albiol (Valencia), Carles Puyol (Barcelona), Fernando Navarro (Sevilla), Juanito (Real Betis), Andoni Iraola (Athletic Bilbao), Fernando Amorebieta (Athletic Bilbao)
Midfielders: Andres Iniesta (Barcelona), Xavi (Barcelona), David Silva (Valencia), Santi Cazorla (Villarreal), Xabi Alonso (Liverpool), Ruben de la Red (Real Madrid), Marcos Senna (Villarreal), Diego Capel (Sevilla)
Forwards: David Villa (Valencia), Daniel Guiza (Fenerbahce), Fernando Torres (Liverpool), Bojan Krkic (Barcelona)